FW 135 : Museum Techniques

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Museum Techniques



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Course Description

Hands on technique course focusing on preparing and preserving mammal and bird specimens for use in education and research. Students will complete a minimum of three projects which requires skinning and preserving wildlife specimens suitable for study and display.

Course learning outcomes

1. Record proper morphological measurements of wildlife specimens.
2. Create a tag for museum specimens containing appropriate collection data and measurements.
3. Prepare a small to medium sized mammal museum specimen (study skin).
4. Prepare a small to medium sized bird museum specimen (study skin).
5. Clean and prepare a mammal skull as a museum specimen.

Content outline

• Value of wildlife specimens • Creating a specimen tag • History of Oregon mammalogy • Mammal study skin guide

Required materials

Requires special gear, see syllabus for details.

Outside of

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